Agilent Technologies - Press Release 7-9-2007
WIN Semiconductors Releases New Foundry DesignKits for use with
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13, 2007 -- WIN Semiconductors.
today announced the availability of a leading edge process design kit
(PDK) for Enhancement/Depletion-Mode PHEMT PD50-01 process technology.
The WIN PDK, developed for use with Advanced Design System (ADS) from
Agilent Technologies, enables radio-frequency (RF) and microwave designers
to design low cost integrated ICs composed of switches, LNAs, Mixers
and logic circuitry operating to X-Band and beyond.
Advanced Design System
is excited to offer this kit to RF design engineers who use the industry
leading Agilent ADS design tools and are looking to minimize design
time on the PD50-01 process. This is the first commercially available
kit for the PD50-01 process that offers seamless integration between
layout and schematic. This will enable our customers to bring their
products to market more quickly.” said Gary St. Onge , Vice President
of Technical Marketing at WIN Semiconductors. The WIN PD50-01 kit supports
a complete ADS front-to-back MMIC design flow with DRC and includes
microstrip lines, discontinuities, scalable capacitors, inductors and
resistors, pads, vias and active devices (HEMTs) at multiple biases.
Later this year WIN Semiconductors will offer ADS compatible kits for
other processes such as the newly released H2W process which combines
E/D pHEMT and HBT technologies. “We’ve had a long and productive working
relationship with WIN,” said Anitha Swaminathan, foundry program manager
with Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “With the combination of ADS and
the WIN design kits, our mutual customers have access to a powerful,
integrated MMIC design solution for a fast and efficient design flow.”
WIN Semiconductors is the world’s leading GaAs foundry offering
wafer, DC&RF testing and visual inspection services. For more information
about WIN Semiconductors visit
Agilent ADS offers powerful simulation, schematic and seamless
integration with layout and DRC capability for complete front-to-back
MMIC design in an integrated flow. For more information about Agilent's
EDA solutions visit
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